LIFE Artina – network for the conservation of seabirds in the Adriatic, LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594

LIFE Artina – network for the conservation of seabirds in the Adriatic, LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594

Duration of the project:

1.9.2018 – 31.8.2023.

Total value:

€ 1.921.387,00

EU co-financing:

€ 1.152.832,00

Beneficiary coordinator:

BIOM Association, Croatia

Partners:

BirdLife Malta, Malta, Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce, Croatia, Public Institution Nature Park Lastovo Islands, Croatia

Web page: LIFE Artina

Project goals:

  • Identify marine (offshore and coastal) areas important for birds (IBA) in the southern part of Croatia for 3 species of seabirds (Mediterranean gull, caucasus and gregula).
  • Understand and assess the main threats affecting land and sea seabird populations within the project area and define activities to mitigate them.
  • Eradicate terrestrial alien and invasive species (rats) affecting nesting colonies of pigeons and control the population of blue-headed gulls on nesting colonies of Mediterranean gulls.

Expected results:

  • Marine POPs in southern Croatia declared pelagic birds
  • Improved conservation status of the Mediterranean gull, caucasus and gregula
  • Eradicated / reduced number of terrestrial predators and competitors on nesting colonies

*Source: LIFE Artina – LIFE database